Virgin Atlantic Pilot Strikes December 22 – 25, December 30 – January 2 & January 4 – 7, 2019

Written by John Ollila @ LoyaltyLobby

Virgin AtlanticVirgin Atlantic pilots belonging to the Professional Pilot Union (PPU) that the airline has refused to recognize has issued three strike dates for the busy year-end holiday period. PPU claims that it represents more than 400 of the airline’s pilots while Virgin Atlantic claims that they represent roughly 30%. The airline aims to operate full […]

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Virgin Atlantic Begins Flying A330 With New Upper Class ‘Suites’

Written by Zach Honig @ The Points Guy

Virgin Atlantic operates some of the world’s best business-class lounges, with a-la-carte dining, complimentary spa treatments and more, but Virgin’s Upper Class seat has been in need of an update, especially on some of the carrier’s oldest planes. Earlier this year, the airline added four Airbus A330-200s to its fleet, with “new” seats in business …

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Virgin Galactic Taking Humans to Space by Christmas, Says Founder Richard Branson

Written by Darren Murph @ The Points Guy

Sir Richard Branson already affirmed to TPG that he plans on heading to space himself in 2019. (Which, if you haven’t heard the two chat all things travel on the our Talking Points podcast, now’s a great time to listen!) What happens prior to Virgin Galactic’s founder heading to the next frontier? Other people heading …

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I Just Experienced the Future of Boarding a Plane — Here’s What I Learned

Written by Darren Murph @ The Points Guy

Starting Dec. 1, 2018, passengers flying internationally out of Terminal F at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) can use their face to get them from curb to gate, and onto the plane. Delta announced the news just over two months ago, and I traveled to the airline’s home turf to experience the future of boarding …

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The Easiest Airline Miles to Get and Why You Want Them

Written by Ethan Steinberg @ The Points Guy

One of the most exciting developments in the world of points and miles this year was Capital One’s recent announcement of new transfer partners. Beginning in December, miles earned on cards like the Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card and the Capital One Spark Miles for Business will be transferable to 12 airline partners. Unfortunately, …

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Video: Watch Virgin Orbit Successfully Fly Its 747 Satellite Launcher

Written by Darren Murph @ The Points Guy

The words “Virgin” and “space” have become synonymous. One way or another, Sir Richard Branson is going to roll out the red carpet for humans to more easily visit the next frontier. Virgin Orbit, sister company to Virgin Galactic, has a slightly different mission. It’s looking to fly small satellites to space using a retrofitted …

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Digging in to Global Connectivity Revenues

Written by Seth Miller @ Wandering Aramean

A pair of recent earnings reports left open questions about just how many aircraft are generating how much inflight connectivity revenue. Both Gogo and Inmarsat clarified those positions, providing better context around their numbers.
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Up to 30% Bonus Miles When You Transfer Amex Points to Virgin Atlantic

Written by Max Prosperi @ The Points Guy

American Express has rolled out a targeted promotion allowing select cardholders to earn up to 30% in bonus miles. The promotion allows those targeted with this offer to transfer American Express Membership Rewards points to Virgin Atlantic Flying Club miles and receive bonus miles. Not every cardholder is targeted for this offer and bonus mileage …

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Best Ways to Redeem Chase Points on SkyTeam Airlines

Written by Andrew Kunesh @ The Points Guy

We’re huge proponents of transferable points programs here at TPG. These currencies give you tons of flexibility to redeem across different airlines, so you aren’t locked into a single carrier when you’re ready to book. The Chase Ultimate Rewards program is a perfect example of this flexibility, with nine airline transfer partners (along with additional …

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PaxEx Premium: Digging in to Global Connectivity Revenues

Written by Seth Miller @ PaxEx.Aero

A pair of earnings reports last week left open questions about just how many aircraft are generating how much inflight connectivity revenue. Both Gogo and Inmarsat clarified those positions, providing better context around their numbers.
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Use Miles to Book 7 Nights on Sir Richard Branson’s Private Island

Written by Katherine Fan @ The Points Guy

Feeling fancy? Virgin Atlantic miles burning a hole in your metaphorical pocket? If you’re looking for a brag-worthy destination in 2019, a seven-night Celebration Week package on Sir Richard Branson’s private Caribbean island is once again bookable using Virgin Atlantic miles. The experience on Necker Island is one-of-a-kind. This private, 74-acre oasis just north of Virgin Gorda …

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Problem With A TSA Officer, Customs Agent Or Airline? Here’s Where You Can Complain

Written by SharonKurheg @ Your Mileage May Vary

It’s been said over and over again – flying is stressful. You’re stuck in crowds for a long period of time, there can be delays or other issues that may or may not have an explanation, or a whole myriad of other things that can make y…

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The Definitive Guide to All Airlines Offering TSA PreCheck

Written by Katie Genter @ The Points Guy

Airport security is one of the most annoying part of flying for most travelers, but TSA PreCheck makes the experience quicker and easier with expedited security screening at more than 200 US airports. In TSA PreCheck dedicated lines, you don’t need to remove your shoes, laptops, liquids, belts and light jackets. If you don’t have TSA …

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